The Jerusalem Council

A Global Association of Orthodox Jewish Disciples of Messiah Yeshua

Obedience and Distance to HaShem are Related

But only in the place the Lord will choose in one of your tribes; there you shall offer up your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you. (Deut 12:14)

This verse, highlights an important teaching: the further you are from the place (HaMakon), also known as Temple Mount today, the less Torah one can do. Only in The Place can all the Torah be done. This means that in the exile, one can only do so much, but in the Land, one can do more, and at Jerusalem, even more, and in the Temple, yet more, etc.

We should realize that the further we are away from HaShem, and from the Messiah who is High Priest of the Heavenly Tabernacle,  the more we cut off ourselves from greater and greater opportunities of obedience to Him. Our sin cuts us off from opportunities that would otherwise have been available for us to keep. We should make returning to the Torah, teshuvah, repentance our daily lifestyle, for doing so will only lead you closer and closer to the ultimate relationship you can have with Messiah Yeshua, the Living Torah.

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